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How hard is it to get into MBB after graduating college versus being in college and applying for an entry-level roll? Specifically, I’m wondering what the chances are of getting into the MBB if I don’t secure an entry-level offer during my final recruiting cycle this fall. If I want, is it possible (or is there a way) to get into MBB a within months after I graduate?

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Campus recruiting - undergrad, MBA, or advanced degree (from target schools) is by far more likely a successful recruiting cycle than lateraling. To lateral, you’ll probably need to accomplish more than just working at Deloitte in your first 1-2 years (eg community volunteer leadership role; gain some valuable skill or credential or expertise; network and build strong relationship with someone important here). Did you get an internship interview this year? If not, what do you think was missing? Can you solve it?

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Being from a target school and getting close during undergrad (e.g. final rounds) also helps

Have seen people lateral, but it’s usually at least 1 year into your new role (instead of a few months)

Hey, I’m also looking to recruit this fall. I’m looking for a case partner to improve together, share honest feedback with the best intentions. If you’re interested, lmk!

Currently interviewing with Bain for a lateral move. It’s doable!

@ACT1 damn, until DEC for your final?! I know someone who has their final pushed to Aug, but DECEMBER?😫

Are you interviewing this fall and wondering what would happen you don't get an offer? The tricky part is you would have to wait (I think a year) before you can reapply after a failed attempt.

Yes, waiting period before reapplying is common. It’s not an issue for internship application (junior year or first year mba) to reapply for full time role (senior year). MBeyond that, the timeline for waiting is 6-24mo (before you ask - it varies by role and region, I don’t know specifics, you can ask a recruiter later if you’re in this situation).

If you are applying for FT then there is a 2 year ban period for reapplications

Is that a company policy? Is it written anywhere?

I made the move to BCG after ~1.5 years at a smaller consulting firm. It’s doable, but also certainly harder because a lot of it hinges on office needs meriting the effort in experienced hiring

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